Deportivo Marquense

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Full nameClub Deportivo Marquense
Nickname(s)Los Leones (The Lions)
GroundEstadio Marquesa de la Ensenada,
San Marcos, Guatemala
ChairmanRolando Pineda Lam
ManagerAldo Da Pozzo
LeagueLiga Nacional de Guatemala
Clausura 20178th

Club Deportivo Marquense, or simply Marquense, is a Guatemalan football club based in San Marcos, Department of San Marcos, and who compete in the Liga Nacional, the nation's top footballing division, since 2000. Their home venue is at the Estadio Marquesa de la Ensenada.


The club was founded in 1958, and were promoted to the then Liga Mayor "A" in 1962, remaining in the First Division until 1966, when they finished last or relegation place. They were relegated down as the Segunda Division (third tier in the country), before earning promotion to the Primera División de Ascenso in the 1990s. After more than three decades competing in lower divisions, the team was promoted to the Liga Nacional in May 2000, and they reached the semi-finals of the 2004 Apertura tournament. They finished second in the 2006 Clausura tournament, their best result ever, reaching the final and eliminated by the defending champion Municipal.

Marquense qualified to the UNCAF Club Tournament for the first time in their history after finishing above the loser of the 2005 Apertura final, Comunicaciones, in the overall standings. The team reached the semi-finals of the 2006 UNCAF tournament, where they lost to Costa Rican club Puntarenas, but after beating Victoria of Honduras in the third place match on a 4–1 aggregate, they were able to reach the CONCACAF Champions' Cup for the first time in their history. Marquense played Pachuca, the Mexican First Division defending champions, in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup quarter-finals, with Pachuca winning the first leg 2–0 at home on February 22, 2007 and 1–0 in San Marcos on 28 February 2007, thus eliminating the Guatemalan team on a 3–0 aggregate.

In the 2007 Clausura tournament, Marquense reached the final, facing Xelajú MC, who won the title on a 4–2 aggregate score. It was the first time since 1980 that two teams from out of Guatemala City finished as champions and runner-up.


Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

2006–07 - Third Place
Year Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg
2006–07 El Salvador Águila 2–0 1–1
2006–07 Honduras Marathón 1–1 1–0
2006–07 Costa Rica Puntarenas 0–2 0–0
2006–07 Honduras Victoria 3–0 1–1
2006–07 - Quarter-finals
Year Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg
2006–07 Mexico Pachuca 0–2 0–1


First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Guatemala GK Luis Pedro Molina
Guatemala GK Manuel Sosa
Mexico DF Mario Polanco
Guatemala DF Elver Jiménez
Guatemala DF Israel Dónis
Guatemala DF Joaquín Álvarez
Guatemala DF Hugo Villanueva
Brazil DF Juliano Rangel
Guatemala DF Asdrubal Merlos
Guatemala MF Leonel Noriega
Guatemala MF José Gramajo
Guatemala MF Francisco Aguilar
No. Position Player
Brazil MF André Rocha Martins
Guatemala MF Riqui Murga
Guatemala MF Eduardo Gómez
Guatemala MF Jonathan López
Guatemala MF Gustavo Grajeda
Guatemala FW Jonny Brown
Panama FW Johnny Ruiz
Guatemala FW Julio César Vanegas
Guatemala FW Jorge Ortiz
Brazil FW Tomaz de Sousa
Mexico FW Omar López

List of Coaches[edit]

  • Flag of Brazil.svg
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Adan Onelio Paniagua (2003–Feb 05)
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg Miguel Angel Puppo (March 2005–??)
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Francisco Melgar (2008)
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg César Eduardo Méndez (2009–April 11)
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Francisco Melgar (April 2011–)
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